Accident Policy and Procedure
Our promise to you as parents: what we’ll do if your child is hurt
At HHYCC we will do everything we can to make cycling as safe as possible for your child. But occasionally there will be accidents, and it is important for you to know what we will do when they happen.
We will have first aid kit, and trained first aiders, readily available.
We will ask you if your child has any medical conditions when he or she joins the club, and again when membership is renewed every year. If the situation changes between times, we ask you to tell us.
The vast majority of injuries are minor bumps, scrapes and scratches. We will deal with these quickly and sympathetically. If your child is happy to return to cycling we will allow him or her to do so. If he or she wants to stop cycling we will contact you.
In the case of more serious injuries - but not severe enough to require professional medical attention - we will give basic first aid, and contact you as soon as possible.
If an accident happens which may need hospital treatment we will call for appropriate help, and contact you as soon as possible.
If there is any possibility of hospital treatment we will not give food or drinks to a child who has been hurt.
We will wait for the emergency services to transport the child to hospital. We will not take him or her in one of our cars.
We will let the emergency services know of any declared medical conditions.
As soon as possible after the accident, we will record details of it, and how we dealt with it.
We have two Club Welfare Officers whose mandate is to maintain British Cycling's high standards in relation to children participating in cycling; allowing peace of mind for participants, their families and cycling clubs by ensuring those working with young people are suitable to do so.
If you have any concern at all about any aspect of any activity or individual at the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.